Peer to Peer

Peer Specialist

There are many terms to describe a peer specialist and include consumer, peer counselor, peer coach, peer advocate, peer mentor, peer educator, peer wellness coach, recovery coach, recovery support specialist, peer leader, and others.

The International Association of Peer Supporters defines peer supporter as an individual who has made a personal commitment to his or her own recovery, has maintained  that recovery over a period of time, has taken special training to work with others, and is willing to share what he or she has learned about recovery in an inspirational way.

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